Green Goals

Hello 2020! A brand new year & I’m still getting over the fact that the Christmas decorations had to come down….it instantly feels so bare & soulless without the festive foliage & twinkling fairy lights.

‘New Year, New Me’ is in full force & personally I’ve got a few resolutions which now 2 weeks in have been going well but not only does it feel like the right time to make changes to ourselves but I also feel this sudden urge to redecorate & change up my home too. Anyone feel the same?

We’ve even ordered some new sofas in the January sales which I’m super excited for considering our cat Percy has ruined these!

I’m a big lover of ‘styling the seasons’ & our loft is full of soft furnishings & decor items which I regularly mix up (mainly because it fulfils my need for change & a new interior look without breaking the bank!) but January has always been a bit of a limbo month. Too early for the blush pinks of Spring just yet.

So I decided to embrace some green into the living room which has been popping up within the world of interiors & fashion over the past few months & I couldn’t love more. Inspired by nature, still fairly neutral & adds a gorgeous contrast.

I found these gorgeous deep emerald green cushions from the SANELA range at Ikea. They were a bargain at £6 each & I got 4x 50x50cm then a 40x65cm to go on the armchair. I also found similar for £6.99 from H&M here.

The cream/beige ones are also from IKEA as part of the same range & I usually have these out year round as they go with everything! You can find them here.

The pale green cushions were from Etsy & are a beautiful sage colour, the perfect tone to soften the look as I was conscious of my neutral routes & didn’t want to go too dark. They are handmade & brilliant quality!

I swapped the usual display on the oversized footstool around & moved the usual big white Neptune hydrangea arrangement with one a bit more seasonal looking. The concrete look vase was from Neptune & the flowers are a mix of real dried hydrangeas (the green) then artificial types of eucalyptus, berried twigs & lilac hydrangeas all from Hudson Home.

I’ve also added in a few black accents & I’m really loving the contrast it brings. First up I painted the Ikea Ribba frames with the feather prints above my console table, turning them from white to black & then styled with these gorgeous candle sticks from The White Company. I also added in this bargain artificial plant from Matalan because I ended up killing the real version in about 2 weeks.

Finally I added a couple more plants around the space to make sure each area had some hints of green to draw it all together. Now I’m looking around the rest of the house wondering what I can get my hands on & embracing this new slightly darker look I seem to be loving!

Have you got plans to make changes around your home this January?


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  1. Ruth
    August 9, 2020 / 10:21 am


  2. Shelley
    September 8, 2020 / 11:38 pm

    What colour are your walls?

    • Carol
      November 3, 2020 / 6:09 am

      What colour are you walls please.

      • January 17, 2021 / 11:18 am

        Great room! I’d also like to know colour of your walls? Thank you

  3. Creona
    October 28, 2020 / 7:19 pm

    Hello , could you tell me where the large wicker tray on the footstool is from . I have been looking for one for ages .

  4. Tammy
    November 8, 2020 / 9:32 pm

    Hi please could you tell me where you purchased the 4 prints .

    Many Thanks


  5. Gemma
    November 13, 2020 / 10:36 am

    Beautiful room! Would you mind telling me what colour you’ve used on your walls please? Thank you!

  6. November 25, 2020 / 2:20 pm

    Hi. Where did you get the 4 leaf pictures from

  7. Sam
    January 6, 2021 / 3:45 pm

    Hi I love your sofa’s where are they from please?

  8. January 7, 2021 / 8:55 pm

    Where did you get the footstool from please, it all looks beautiful, thank you xx

    • Barbara Moore
      August 3, 2021 / 3:47 pm

      Hi, where are the sofas from please?

  9. Pam Harrison
    January 22, 2021 / 6:32 am

    What color are your walls, please.
    Thanks so much
    Pam Harrison

  10. Sue
    February 5, 2021 / 10:01 am

    Love your room, what paint colour are your walls , and where did you get your sofas from?

  11. Jenette Kinder
    February 9, 2021 / 6:21 pm

    Could you please tell me the colour of your walls they are beautiful! I have been looking for ages and this is exactly what i want! Also where did you get the beautiful frames from?

  12. Nicole keehn
    February 24, 2021 / 10:59 pm

    Where did you get the white rug
    Thank you

  13. Barbara Moore
    August 3, 2021 / 3:51 pm

    Hi, where is your rug from please?

  14. tracy
    September 15, 2021 / 3:35 pm

    Can you tell me where you brought your sofa and footstool


  15. January 7, 2022 / 8:49 pm

    Love your room can you tell me where you bought the white unit with the baskets in please

    • Charlotte Amor Valentine
      January 25, 2022 / 9:33 am

      It was from ikea x

  16. Kate
    February 3, 2022 / 4:13 pm

    Hello Charlotte ,
    Your neural and green room is really lovely .Please could you tell which Etsy vendor you purchased the light green cushions from please ?
    Thanks v much ,Kate

    • Charlotte Amor Valentine
      February 18, 2022 / 2:18 pm

      Hi Kate, they are linked in the post 🙂

  17. Lisa
    May 10, 2022 / 3:53 pm

    Can you tell me the colour of your walls please